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RUSA PDC representative volunteer needed, please

I recently received the following communication from Joseph Yue, chair of RUSA's Organization and Planning Committee.  That committee neds a representive from the Professional Development Committee.  This is a good opportunity to learn more about RUSA and get to know additional fellow RUSA members.

Please let me know if you are willing to serve as PDC representative tot his committee.  I need to reply to Mr. Yue by mid-September.

Jim Rettig, PDC chair


I am contact you as Chair of RUSA Organization and Planning Committee (O&P) with regards to your committee representation on O&P. Per RUSA Guide to Policies and Procedures (the Guide), "Organization, because it is the committee dedicated to “serve the Board of Directors in an advisory capacity regarding goals, objectives and priorities for the Division and its sections; to suggest broad strategies for achieving them, and to evaluate the progress of the Division and Sections towards these goals and objectives” it is important that it have input from a wide range of member groups. Therefore in addition to section representatives, the committee  also has representatives from the Membership, Publications and Communications, Professional Development, and Standards and  Guidelines" (RUSA Guide to Policies and Procedures  » Chapter 1: Committees http://www.ala.org/rusa/about/policies/committees/1committees).
In addition to scheduled section and committee review, we have been charged by RUSA Board to review and revise the Guide. O&P had some discussion on the Guide at Annual and the consensus was that a major overhaul and rethinking of the guide would be necessary.  I also anticipate a bit more discussion on implementation of the section and committee review process that was revised by the O&P and approved by RUSA Board last year. Thus I feel it it important that somebody from your committee be appointed as representative on O&P. I am going to ask Susan Hornung to add you to the roster so you can have access to O&P ALA Connect site. I will be commencing O&P official business before the end of the month. I will copy you on those correspondence not sent through Connect. Should you choose to designate somebody else from your committee to be the active member of the O&P, please let me know by September 15, 2012. I look forward to working with you or your designated representative.Joseph